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As bicycling continues to grow in popularity both as a recreational activity as well as a method for commuting, there have been more miles traveled by bicycle.  As these miles increase, there is an increased possibility of bicycle accidents, especially given that many of these miles ridden are done so on roadways as well as busy paths.

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Bicycling accidents have often been discussed on this site, as they often lead to a range of serious if not life-threatening accident injuries.  Some bicycle accidents lead to the death of the bicyclist, either at the accident scene or afterward.

During a bicycle accident, the bicyclist can be subject to very strong and unnatural forces during the collision.  Individual Chicago area bicycle accidents are summarized in posts found under the “Bicycling Accidents” category.  Additional discussion of bicycle accidents – including types of bicycle accidents as well as medical and legal considerations – can be found on the “Chicago Bicycling Accidents” and “Chicago Bicycle Accident Injuries” pages.

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As bicycling continues to grow in popularity both as a recreational activity as well as a commuting method, there have been more miles traveled by bicycle.  Despite various efforts to increase bicycling safety – such as installing designated bicycle lanes – this increase in bicycle travel has led to an increase in bicycle accidents.  Many of these bicycle accidents involve injuries, which due to many factors are typically serious injuries.  Some riders who are hurt during bicycle accidents suffer life-threatening injuries, and as seen on Chicago area bicycle accidents discussed on this site some of these accidents result in fatalities.  Additional discussion of bicycle accidents – including common reasons for bicycle accidents, accident types, and injuries – are further discussed on the “Chicago Bicycle Accidents” and “Chicago Bicycle Accident Injuries” pages.

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There was a bicycle accident Saturday (April 28, 2018) afternoon in Aurora.  The accident involved a collision between a car and a bicyclist.  The bicyclist was injured during the collision, after which the driver of the car left the accident scene (i.e. a “hit & run.”)

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Bicycling accidents have been often discussed on this site, as they often lead to a range of serious if not life-threatening accident injuries.  There are many reasons as to why bicycling accidents typically result in serious injuries.  One of these reasons is that the person riding the bicycle often bears the majority of the impact force.  This force can cause very strong and unnatural forces to be transferred to the bicyclist during the collision.

There was a bicycle accident Thursday night (April 26, 2018) in Riverside in which a 16-year-old boy was hit by a car as he was riding his bicycle across an intersection.

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As discussed often on this site, bicycle accidents often lead to serious, if not life-threatening injuries to those who have been hit by a vehicle while riding their bicycle.  Due to the fact that there on a bicycle is no structural impact protection like that provided by a vehicle, the force of the impact is often directly transmitted to the bicyclist.  The impact often causes a wide range of injuries, with some being fatal in nature.  Many Chicago bicycle accidents have been summarized on this site.

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Bicycle accidents have been extensively discussed on this site due to both their increased frequency as well as the serious accident injuries that are typically associated with them.  Many of these injuries are life-threatening in nature, and some have led to fatalities.

Chicago bicycling accidents have led to many types of injuries.  Various aspects of bicycle accidents, including what to do if you are injured in a bicycle accident, are discussed on the “Chicago Bicycle Accidents” and “Chicago Bicycle Accident Injuries” pages.

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As seen in the many Chicago area bicycle accidents that have been summarized on this site, such accidents can lead to a broad range of injuries, many of which are serious injuries.  Various aspects of bicycle accidents, including what to do if you are injured in a bicycle accident, is discussed on the “Chicago Bicycle Accidents” and “Chicago Bicycle Accident Injuries” pages.

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As previously discussed on this site, there have been numerous accidents  on Chicago’s Lakefront Bike Path.  The path, which roughly parallels Lake Shore Drive for most of its length, is very popular especially during weekends in the summer months.  This popularity has led to the path being very crowded at times, with people running, walking, rollerblading and bicycling.  As well, many people walk across the bath to go to the beach or other areas along the lakefront.

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Bicycle accidents that happen in Chicago can lead to a variety of outcomes for the bicyclist.  While some lead to minor injuries – such as bruises and scrapes – many others lead to serious accident injuries.  These serious injuries include a broad range, and recovery from such injuries can range from days to years.  Some injuries may be permanent in nature.  These permanent injuries often involve some type of impairment and can lead to ongoing medical and rehabilitation costs.

While fatal Chicago bicycle accidents can occur under various circumstances, in 2016 fatal bicycle accidents did tend to exhibit common characteristics.  Those characteristics are discussed in the March 10, 2017 post (“Various Notable Aspects Of Fatal Chicago Bicycle Accidents In 2016.”)

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